Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Saratoga High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 397,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Link Media, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Saratoga High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 397,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 229,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Page SUM 423,824

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